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Manatees enjoying warm water at FPL plant in Riviera Beach

Posted at 8:05 AM, Dec 14, 2017
and last updated 2018-01-18 17:28:46-05

The chilly weather has brought about 100 manatees to the warm waters of Florida Power and Light's energy center in Riviera Beach. 

RELATED: Photos of Manatee Lagoon

Chopper 5 flew over the area around 8 a.m. Thursday and spotted the manatees enjoying a swim.

The Manatee Lagoon is a free and open to the public area dedicated to watching the sea cows up close. 

On cold winter days, the facility’s observation deck is the ideal spot to view manatee herds basking in the warm-water outflows from the plant.

Open Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Monday

6000 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL
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